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Harrison Russin successfully defends doctoral dissertation

Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Director of Music Harrison Russin has successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, “I Believe: The Credo in Music, 1300–1500.” Russin passed the oral examination via Zoom on January 22, 2021.  

Russin will now be granted a Ph.D. in musicology from Duke University, Durham, NC. He also holds an M.A. in musicology from the same institution.

“While my research had its origins in some possible Eastern Christian connections in medieval Western European music, I eventually settled on the topic of monophonic rhythmic chants of the Credo that proliferated mostly...

Alumni News

SVS Press hires Alumnus Antwian Davis


Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Alumnus Antwian (Anthony) Davis has returned to St. Vladimir’s to join the staff. Davis was hired in January 2021 as manager of the SVS Press Bookstore.

"It feels good to be back at St. Vladimir's and being around the daily lifecycle of the Church,” said Davis. “In my time away I missed the daily services and being around people whose aim is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Working as the bookstore manager gives me a unique opportunity to use ministry in a different way and to continue to spread the Good News through shipping books all over the world.” 

Davis graduated from St Vladimir’s Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program in 2019 with a commendation for service to the community. Davis served diligently as the student sacristan and helped establish the St. Moses the Black Society on campus; In 2017 he also participated in an IOCC Action Team with two other...

Seminarians Speak

Meet a Seminarian: Philip McClanahan


Philip McClanahan is a third-year M.Div. student from the Antiochian Archdiocese. Philip and his wife, Kristiana, have a daughter, Irene, and a son, Simon.


How has your seminary experience been since the pandemic started?

When COVID really kicked in at the beginning of March [2020], it was obviously challenging for everyone. On campus we were inside so much with a full on lockdown at the beginning; we were home all the time and not able to go out and do things very much. It was challenging to start to hear of people having COVID and of others losing people to COVID. 


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